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  • Billing Procedures and Insurance Plans

  • Prior to your hospital visit, you should confirm that your insurance plan is accepted at The Miriam Hospital. We participate in most major insurance plans. If you have any questions about which insurance plans The Miriam Hospital accepts, please call our financial counselors at 401-444-6966 or toll-free at 1-800-884-6966.

    You should know which charges your insurance company will pay and which ones will be your responsibility. Examples of services you should confirm are covered by your plan include:

    • Routine physicals and examinations
    • Screening tests for age-related illnesses or for inherited diseases when symptoms are not present
    • Tests to rule out potential problems when no symptoms are present
    • Testing or treatment of chronic diseases
    • Experimental treatments and testing
    • Cosmetic surgery

    If you are having elective surgery, we will contact you in advance to arrange for payment prior to your surgery. In cases involving worker's compensation, you should talk to your employer to determine your financial responsibility.

    It is important that you are aware of any restrictions and/or regulations in your health insurance policy. Typically, prior approval is needed before you can be referred to a specialist or admitted to a hospital.

    You should check with your insurance company to see if they require any of the following:

    • Second surgical opinion before you can undergo surgery
    • Notification within 24 hours if admitted to a hospital on an emergency basis
    • Any other limitations or regulations requiring approval forms, etc.

    If your insurance company has such regulations, please follow your insurer's instructions and obtain the necessary approvals. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company or speak with one of our financial counselors.

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